What is another word for antagonistic?

Synonyms for antagonistic
ænˌtæg əˈnɪs tɪkan·tag·o·nis·tic

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term antagonistic.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonistic

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposing, inimical, hostile, repugnant, contrary

    Antonyms:
    favoring, aiding, harmonious, friendly, agreeable to

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonistic, counteradjective

    indicating opposition or resistance

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliatory, placating, placative, propitiatory, conciliative, interactive, appeasing(a), compatible, neutral, placatory, positive, soft, synergistic, amicable, propitiative, pacific

  2. antagonistic, antipathetic, antipatheticaladjective

    characterized by antagonism or antipathy

    "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party"

    Synonyms:
    loth(p), incompatible, indisposed(p), loath(p), averse(p), antipathetic, antipathetical, counter

    Antonyms:
    placatory, interactive, conciliatory, placating, propitiatory, appeasing(a), conciliative, neutral, synergistic, propitiative, placative, soft, compatible, pacific, positive, amicable

  3. antagonisticadjective

    arousing animosity or hostility

    "his antagonistic brusqueness"; "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliative, soft, conciliatory, amicable, placatory, appeasing(a), positive, pacific, interactive, synergistic, neutral, propitiatory, placating, propitiative, compatible, placative

  4. antagonistic, incompatibleadjective

    used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), uncongenial, ill-sorted, incompatible, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, discrepant, mismated, antipathetic, antipathetical, counter, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    placatory, positive, propitiatory, placative, neutral, amicable, appeasing(a), compatible, placating, conciliative, propitiative, interactive, synergistic, pacific, conciliatory, soft

  5. antagonisticadjective

    incapable of harmonious association

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliative, conciliatory, amicable, soft, positive, placatory, placative, interactive, placating, compatible, appeasing(a), synergistic, propitiatory, neutral, propitiative, pacific

Editors Contribution

  1. ego-dystonic

    it is freudian. an addiction must become ego dystonic before one decides to abandon it.

    smoking becomes ego dystonic for maybe a long while before it feels necessary to abandon it.

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonisticadjective

    Synonyms:
    opposing, adverse, opposite, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antagonisticadjective

    Synonyms:
    contradictory, repugnant, conflicting, renitent, adverse

How to pronounce antagonistic?

How to say antagonistic in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1986cold
#2277counter
#5680adverse
#6811contrary
#7392inappropriate
#9085distant
#12170hostile
#12575opposing
#15258conflicting
#17090incompatible
#24087indifferent
#27459antagonist
#27806contentious
#36720alienated
#40140unfriendly
#45446estranged
#46040adversarial
#48333antagonism
#49221antagonistic
#51705confrontational
#52117frigid
#55147belligerent
#55326repugnant
#60499unkind
#64070disaffected
#66269warlike
#88971inimical
#93747unsuited
#104674contrastive
#115380bellicose
#128716discrepant
#273499uncongenial
#286379unfitting

How to use antagonistic in a sentence?

  1. Emile Coue:

    When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.

  2. William Ellsworth:

    Nobody gave us a hard time, really. Nobody was antagonistic or anything like that. It wasn't a hostile crowd by any means. They were there for the music, and whatever else was there.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    There are rhetorical questions, there are questions that are being asked to just to be antagonistic … There are questions that are said for informational basis. And there are questions that have a concern of policy, and I don't think this checked any box other than the antagonism. CNN was always going to cover it. They had always covered my brother for better or worse.

  4. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall:

    Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump, because he isn't arguing with allies about policy. He's questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe.

  5. Justin Onuekwusi:

    Of course, it doesn't help that almost as a prelude to the conversation you get tweets that are quite antagonistic.


Translations for antagonistic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for antagonistic »

Translation

Find a translation for the antagonistic synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"antagonistic." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 5 Oct. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/antagonistic>.

Discuss these antagonistic synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for antagonistic?

    Image or illustration of

    antagonistic

    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. maladaptive
    • B. genetic
    • C. hereditary
    • D. transmissible

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for antagonistic: